Just watched a replay of Alexandre Bilodeau receiving the first gold medal ever to be awarded to a Canadian on home soil. The crowd was going wild and he looked like he was in another dimension while his anthem was played. Absolutely brilliant.
Moments like these are why I love the Olympics... I'm a total sucker for the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and a touching athlete back story. I must be a TV producer's dream viewer because it takes about 0.11 milliseconds for me to get sucked in.
Know what else I love about the Olympics these days? Blitzing through 5 hours of coverage in less than half the time courtesy the magical powers of the DVR FF> button.
Getting sucked in, easy. Staying sucked in... not so much.